Media Watch – January 23

By on 23/01/2012 in Media Watch

Top Birmingham City Council Stories

Tributes to Holocaust victims (Birmingham Mail) Silent prayers were said yesterday as candles were lit at a poignant service in Birmingham to remember the millions who died in the Holocaust.

Comeback for ex Lord Mayor (Birmingham Mail) A former Lord Mayor of Birmingham (Mahmood Hussain) is set to make a political comeback a year after being dumped by his party in controversial circumstances.

Ancient Egypt coming to Brum (Birmingham Mail)
Birmingham museum chiefs are to follow up the smash-hit Leonardo da Vinci exhibition with a new show featuring treasures from ancient Egypt.

Polluted beauty spot cleaned up (Birmingham Mail) A city beauty spot (Witton Lakes) which was once polluted with hundreds of dead fish is set to be unveiled.

Councils cash in on Sunday parking (Sunday Times) Cash-strapped councils in eight cities (including Birmingham) have scrapped free Sunday parking, despite an outcry from traders who claim the change is killing business.

Warning over city heating company (Birmingham Mail)
A boiler repair firm accused of leaving Birmingham families without heating in the run-up to Christmas has improved its performance.

Stress-free package holidays (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council’s director of regulatory service Jacqui Kennedy reveals top tips for buying package holidays.

Pool too expensive, say users (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post)
Council chiefs have been forced to defend Birmingham’s showpiece £12 million new swimming pool (Harborne).

Forget London, Brum has it all (Daily Telegraph) Article looking at what Birmingham has to offer references the Big City Plan.

Gull menace defeats city pest controllers (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s pest controllers have admitted defeat in their battle against the menace caused by the common seagull following a six-month trial.

Yob given ban No2 in fresh city blitz on louts (Birmingham Mail) A young yob has been banned from a Birmingham suburb for a second time as part of a new police and council blitz on street louts.

Carer spared jail over safe cracking bid (Birmingham Mail, BBC) A carer caught on CCTV cameras trying to break into the safe of a disabled man she was looking after has avoided a prison sentence.

Firemen join fight to beat loan sharks (Birmingham Mail)
Firefighters are set to be recruited to help in the battle against loan sharks blighting the lives of Brummies.

Regional Headlines

Man in court over couple’s murder
A 37-year-old man accused of murdering a couple at their Birmingham home, is due in court later.

Pakistan widow has ‘no support’
The wife of a Birmingham man shot dead in Pakistan has said that she has not had any contact from the British High Commission or Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

National Headlines

Lords bid for welfare concessions
Church of England bishops and Liberal Democrat peers will join to try to win concessions when the House of Lords votes on a benefits cap later.

Call for cosmetic surgery ads ban
Cosmetic surgery advertising should be banned following the PIP breast implants scandal, an industry group says.

New saline death case at hospital
The death of a 60-year-old woman at Stepping Hill Hospital is being investigated by police.

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